Bring you guys a mascot logo tutorial how to create your own cool sort of mascot badge. I sort of stopped right as the point where I get to that little badge, part where we kind of like figure out exactly how I like how to do it. I didn’t really sort of like colorize the actual mascot um at the end of the tutorial, but hopefully I did for the actual beginning of this article here.
So you can at least just see what it looks like, but at least show you guys. The planning of the whole sketch process getting it all good and slide it like sort of like done, and you guys also have to bear to my voice, because I am incredibly sick and I wanted to make sure I got a article out for you guys. It was just it was bugging me a lot, because I woke up at like 3 o’clock in the afternoon, and I knew I just had to focus on the article itself.
I tried like about 15 takes um. I finally got some that was kind of bearable, and my voice wasn’t just hindering me too much, because sometimes I was focused on my voice rather than actually focusing when I was talking about. So I apologize if you guys were just like if it’s like, cringing or whatnot, I apologize. I just know that the article itself is still very good. If should I learn mascot designs and just like overall the sketching process, all that cool stuff, so hopefully guys do enjoy today’s article here today I’ll talk to you guys, hopefully in the next week, where I hopefully am better, I should be.
There should be no reason why I’m not, but just a case of not just know, that’s a heads up and thank you so much for reading. Of course, one likes on the article. He goes a secret down below. I don’t know it’s going to be yet, but I think it’s going to be a giveaway so as soon as I hit 200 likes in the article as long as you guys leave a like on the article and of course comment down your give me your like Your at name, you like I’ll, give you guys the actual mascot that I create in the article here today for free with all your licensing being into you and not to anyone else.
Okay. So what that being said, I’ll talk to you guys later so HQ out. That was my snapchat by the way and I’ll see you guys later see you guys in a second, I mean talk to you guys in a second, alright we’re going to go all right! Guys so a lot of you guys going to wonder exactly how you actually start your mask out of Zions and how you get a pretty good sketch, and I would let you guys know immediately that you’re you’re, really good sketch just kind of starts off with some Kind of reference picture so going to make sure that you have the right idea of what am we were going to be actually doing so.
For me, I actually got a simple little tiger mascot design here, we’re kind of like I just typed in we’ll tiger a profile, image or site Tiger side profile Singh like that – and I got this pretty cool image right here and I will let you guys know That immediately, when it comes to actually doing the actual design or the actual sketch itself, it really just starts off with. I have my little tablet here.
It really just starts off with how easily you can figure out like where these Lions are, and I think the hardest thing to do when it comes to mascot designs, its figuring out, of course, when to start or where to start, which I said before already right. So I just kind of like figure out the plan that I have here, it’s basically kind of just figuring out where the outline of your images. So if you have a shadowed, outline sort of Simula or what you call a city, similar scindia’s senior signa, a cinder would, is it uh a silhouette? There we go.
I think I got a little silhouette, basically mm-hmm. If I just find an outline here, I’m going to sort of like right here. If I just say if I outlined this tiger right here right where it’s like little lines, you can see very very easily. This is the easiest you can ever get when it comes to mascot designs, if you just outline the actual shadow or the actual silhouette of the animal itself, no matter what you do after this will, hopefully not hinder or sort of like mess you up like any.
Like any more than it should right so when it comes to areas like this right here, if you’re doing something like, I of course, I’m doing a personal doing a cat like a cat family kind of mascot design. Here, what I’m mostly kind of, also focusing on the head itself, if you find areas like this or you get stuck because you don’t, you know, you’re going to like this right, you’re going to like figure out.
That’s what I want to have it a lot of you guys. I see a lot of you guys when you guys tweeted out yo. So so what do you think of my little mascot design sketch here and you guys do some like this or just like super super weird, and you got something like multiple little things here. Let me let you guys know that mmm sort of like less is way more. So if I kind of like same but just do one and then two less is way way more so ready to do that.
That’s pretty perfect! If I just bring this down here, like I said, I’m going to be doing just basically a head itself, I’m going to come up here for a second right and I’m going to just come over a year and then kind of this freehand and just like. Do the exact same thing I did over here, but it’s a more bigger sort of strokes that way I kind of fill off that back side of the head, and I get this really cool line right here as well.
So after do that, of course, I’m going to outline this little eerie here up here as well, just loud line this just like so, and that will be pretty dang good now, once you’ve done this before, I’m pretty sure a lot of you guys start with this And just like: okay, I’ve done this already. Why do I always mess up, or why does my sketches not come out the way I see other people do them and it’s cut because for one quick little tip never do your second outliner.
This is just your first outline if I just really quickly made this black the outline black get got rid of my picture. You can probably see what’s going on here, but has the back looks a little bit like sonic, but in my original sketch that I did for the speed R itself, you need to see that I kind of made it more realistic or not realistic, more sort of, Like doesn’t look like Sonic, you can immediately see this is some sort of animal.
This is some sort of like um. You know cat family in the cat, family, origin or whatnot. It’s a tiger. It’s a Puma, it’s whatever it could be right now, but since I have this really cool silhouette, it can’t be anything else. So as long as you don’t mess around with the inside of this line here before you do your outline, then no matter what you do is it should be pretty okay. So if I say to myself what I’m going to do next isn’t going to work on the outside here right, I’m going to work on the outside and just do a simple little sketch or simple little sort of like follow along the outside with a very nice Little spacing between and then make sure I have all these lines still kind of thought around with.
So if I do this right here, I do this right here just like, so I’m going to just stop right there for a second, because for one what I would like you to do is not work in the inside right. If I work on the inside here, you can immediately see that no matter what this is where my line would be right, if I just kind of like color this in for a second, those are, my line would be and they’re going to get really really very Antsy and very weird, when it comes to your your, how do you call your perspectives? Because if you made your eye right here as well, then you’re not actually getting the right sort of ratio like? I, like your your eye to outline ratio, because if you did this, then you physically, like pushed your eye over way too far to the left, and then things like over here, you do with the ear is just going to look very, very awkward and weird.
So if, as long as you do your outline or it’s supposed to be on the outside like right here, alright, let’s just call this in right here, because I just want to do one more thing before I just show you guys. The speed are over my voice because homie is like dying inside. Ok, just something like that for now. Let’s just leave that for like right there right now. So right here is where I would say: let me just quickly show you guys again make it black again.
Zoom this out, you can sorta see that this is still, of course, getting really really good. So now that I have this outline here now, of course, if I made this outline all the way through it look a little bit more better, but just like pretend for a second but we’re just like working on this left side right now for a second um, You can definitely tell that it’s coming out pretty ok. Now, one thing when it comes to animals are sees me not knowing when it comes so sort of like lions or whatever like animals.
I have like noses, like cats, wise um, the way that we really go really quited. Do this right. I just make this wait again, a little more smaller zoom in for a second things like these are the noses here. You just do a simple little, almost like a shield right, if I just make a like a shield right there and then what color that in right, it’ll, look really good in a second and I might just kind of copy this little little pattern he has in His little whiskers patterns – let’s just do one right here and one right here again there we go.
I looks pretty good now, let’s just quickly make it all black and then zoom it out for a second. You can start to see that looks pretty freakin cool. So it’s very simple right: if you find yourself struggling with some some kind of shapes and comes to your nose, make it a sort of like a silhouette or make it the like make it blacked out, make it the actual line, work and the reason why I Say that is is because something like right here is what I did in my final sketch like right here in the bottom.
You can see. This is like it’s a little bottom lip break here. So, like my little green or like outline, that’s just bottom lip right. Like kind of like right, you can cytosine. This is bottom lip. So if I say to myself, if I left this entire area like how you saw it before like negative space, there’s a lot of lotta a lot of negative space on the inside of his head, which is not what you want to have, you want to make Sure you have a lot of line work on the inside of his head as well, but I’ll show you guys in a quick little.
Second, of course, is that as well, but if you kind of find yourself strong with that, do something like this, where you kind of color all in and make his bottom lip kind of like fill some that negative space in and also kind of like help. You guys out, if you guys, could have figured out how to do it, make sure it’s kind of like almost masking or kind of giving you a free out. So you kind of see that right there that looks pretty badass too so um one more thing.
I would like to say before I kind of move on at this part here is eyes. Now, I’m not the best at eyes myself. I don’t even hear me saying that every time I do a mask at Oriel, but if you find yourself doing eyes, let’s just like we kind of like move that around here right, if you find yourself doing eyes, you’re, not entirely sure if you want to have Them floating or not, because sometimes for me, I think floating eyes are just very very weird.
I have started to do like coming in from the left side and then kind of like doing some like this, like giving it some sort of like, like almost like a raccoon like look to it. But of course it’s not a raccoon. Excuse me: it’s not a raccoon Jesus, it’s not a raccoon, it’s a freaking tiger, so it’s a vicious animal that doesn’t sound. Anything like I do um, let’s go ahead and kind of like code that all in for a second, of course, if you take your time on this, you get a really good image that I have on my actual final image here.
If I just want to quickly show you guys right something like that they’re very simple, you can do something that comes in from the outside or Sue’s me in from the left hand, side or whatever side you’re working with. If your nose is on the right hand, side just come in from like decided like the top of his nose, bring it in and like make it kind of his eye as well. So I make this all black. You know to see that account looks pretty badass.
Now, of course, this is not done here, so if I wanted to check just quickly kind of outline, this alright, just like so and that right there and this line is this right here. So one thing is well that I like to mention you see this line right here, that I’m working with don’t ever have lines like that on the inside of your sketch, because what that is is telling that use me. What that is saying is that you’re missing something very, very crucial in the inside of your sort of like your your face right, your mascots face you’re missing something very crucial.
If you have any floating lines around that, don’t actually connect, then there’s something wrong right. What I mean by that is: what is this lying? In actual how you’re going to pinch of this line? I want everything else. Is super thick we’re going to make that line super thin, not exactly it’s because you’re missing it you’re missing out on that line right there. So what I would do once I finish this right here right once.
I finish this right here. Let’s just say: that’s pretty! Okay for now make that black, so you could see what it looks like right. This line right here is when I was referring to. I just kind of like bring this up simply just could make it just make sure it looks complete if there’s like lines like if I had whiskers like weird little whiskers like that, that’s not going to do you any good, not at all right if you’re going To make whiskers make them actual shapes right, don’t make them just boring lines, make them actual shapes so that they look like actual whiskers and you won’t be lost when you actually do the pen tooling, because that’s where a lot of you guys are going wrong.
Yours are figuring out or you scissor, you guys are just like sort of like missing out on shapes. So if I just make this all black again right, you got actual whiskers. You got some actual ear action over here and there’s a lot of negative space right here. This guy saw on my speeder or you guys will see my speeder. I had this sort of area right here kind of like mess around with. I had something like this, where it was like.
I had a like one of these things like come very very far in and just like that, and also I kind of copied, the sort of not copied in a way, but I kind of referenced his little pattern lines how they go super super far into his Head, I kind of made sure that I kind of followed that aspect to it. So when I did do one of these things that it looked at least somewhat okay right I’ll make this before I do that sure you guys make it pure black just like, so you can sort of see that this is coming out like a really cool.
Looking cat animal, it’s not exactly Tiger like just yet, because there’s not a lot of cool things like like right here. If I just kind of like figure out – and you do this on a new layer, if you want, if you have a tablet right like make something, come out a little bit more make like maybe like little things like coming like this right or something like that Comes up over here, you can get really wild with it, but of course the tiger has these little like little pattern.
Stripes like this, so if you want to just get in there kind of add those little things make sure you add them in a way that also connects the outside, because otherwise you’re feeling really awkward and floaty right. So I’ll just quickly show you guys this make it pure black. You can see it’s looking more like a tiger now right. So hopefully, as you understand that I’m going to show you my like little, you know speed art version of it or have it playing right.
Now, because what’s happening is I’m doing the same exact thing, I’m doing just an outline and then of course making that outline into an actual line and then I’m focusing on the inside and then I’m going to basically just figure out what I’m going to do on The inner part, because for one what I also did do is I did use the pen tool to fix out any lines if you ever find yourself kind of like like kind of not getting it with your your tablet or your pencil, just uh.
If you’re doing it on your screen itself kind of like this is only what’s going to be for, but if you’re doing like a sketch in Photoshop or in paint or whatever the heck, you guys use it for or it’s on, Samantha pen tool use the pen Tool to get your lines, otherwise you just kind of like wasting your time because of course you have the access to a pen tool. Why not just use the pen tool lines, don’t always focusing on or having to do it on just using your your tablet, or only having a user pencil, it’s just a sketch.
It’s just to make sure that you can get the reference images, the shadow itself of that animal, because otherwise just going to look really awkward so right there. I think it’s pretty good. As you can see, I probably saw and like the severe I know well how to put the speed art in so I’m like I’m, really kind of cue myself in like yo speed away here, but um you’ll see it looks really really cool, looks pretty badass as Well, so I’m going to do now is I’m going to simply just either scan it? If I’m doing it on this piece of paper or understandingly, save this image here, drag it right into illustrator and I might get going in there and you’ll see it.
It’s going to be super simple as well: alright, homies now that I have my actual sketch inside illustrator. Now I mean I’ll. Let you guys know one thing: if you guys are in Illustrator, and you kind of like say to yourself that you cannot physically see where you can start penciling or where your pencils going to be out with every little mark that you have here, then there’s something Wrong your sketch, like I said before, if you have any floating lines, you need to seriously go back into actual Photoshop or into your sketchbook, and understand that every line that you do should have a shape to it.
It should not just be a line; it should be line, work, which means basically something that actually you can actually refer to, not that just something you can just sort of say: okay, I’m going to figure it out when I’m in there, because if you do that, Then there’s something wrong with your direction and it’ll be something wrong overall, your design at the end of it. Now I’m also not saying that I’m perfect at this, but I’m going to say that I can like.
I can say that you know each little premium that I do gets over life injure like sand and 300. You know 30 likes or 100 retweets of like that, so it does really good. So I get to receive very, very well, but I’m not going to speak for like the mascot coming yeah, I’m not a boss and I’ve been doing for like eight months. But what I can say is that if you do start off with that outline and like really figure out what you’re going to be doing with the outside of it and then figuring out the inside little things about that, like things about the actual image itself or Things about the actual mascot, an amulet you’re doing it’s going to be just a lot easier for you, so right away, I’m going to some just pin to this thing out here.
This is not going to be what like hard whatsoever right. Just simply just say around turn off everything and I simply start on the outside alone, just like so right. Also, okay, I see this a lot actually a lot of like little uh, so like 20 hours, sort of like 20 hours an hour, light little lessons and stuff like that. They usually go above 20 hours or so an hour when it comes like 20 hours, whatever it doesn’t matter, but I do lesson is something that with mascot designs – and I thought a lot of you guys understand when it comes to like doing your little ears.
You guys don’t actually like make a point. It should be like literally two clicks or three clicks. It should always start where it like. Does this little loop here you want to click there. This is I’m going to take this and drag it simply. So it has a nice little simple, arch click on the point again and then three should be one right here. Okay, I see a lot of you guys do something like I don’t know.
I don’t even know how you guys even think about it, but you guys do like I don’t know. Sometimes you just use like this. It should not be like a little. It should be a straight line for one it shouldn’t be like um. You know like something just like really crazy and just quirky. It shouldn’t have to be all this like just make it 1. 2 3 is simply 1 or you know. That’s one this one me here’s 2, and this is 3 right just like so, and I just going to keep going now, so I’m just going to go ahead and just do something like this bring this down here, bring this up and Adam.
I should just do like this right, just like so bring that to there bring this around here. So it’s a lot of clicking and dragging it should be very, very miniscule click. So, if you can see, I did like this entire loop right here in two clicks. Some guys might be like you know one. You know two three four be very, very precise when it comes to your pen tooling, so I’m going to say, of course, click and drag to get that first angle: this’ll, just click all the way up here.
This line right here, these curves that you see like a lot of times you might see in your sketch, you can do those very very easily with just something like this remember as well, that your sketch isn’t perfect. This pen tool has better sort of angled lines by default than your hand does, but you’ll have to get exactly on the line. So let right there is perfect for me, I’m going to keep on going in here, and I’m just so like so bring this over.
Here bring this down here and then just like that end it over here with a nice little finger here, so that’s the outside. So this is what we’re going to just have that right there right! So when I’m done the outside, I’m going to then focus on the insides I’m going to quickly just speed out the inside, because it’s a lot more curves. I don’t have much to talk about. Nor do I have much energy to talk, but um I’m going to quickly.
I don’t know what the nice I quickly just pencil this out right here as well and I’ll get you I’ll get back to you guys I’ll. Just speed. Alright, really quick, again see exactly. I’m going to be doing all right, alright guys, so I just finished penciling out my stuff here. So what I did was, I turned off all my stroke lines, but you can still see if I highlight over here, you’ll see that are all still visible here.
So I’m going to do is on the quiddity turn on a black I’ll. Just turn on black right here. Right well, going to do is going to use shift m key on my keyboard. That brings up the shape builder tool, as you can see right here. So if you can see this little plus button next to your mouse, if you just hold alt the Alt key on your keyboard, you’ll see that plus button just to a minus button. So you can do.
Is you can just pen tool out or doesn’t just click on the minus button right in the insides over you pen tool before I get rid of this right here and now I have this very. Very nice clean super nice sketch of this nice little. It’s hi. It’s a tiger right, I don’t know, looks more like a Puma to me, but of course this is just like a 20 minute sketch. So I had I didn’t get the exact all features that I want able to.
So it’s pretty good um so looks like a cat which is good um, so yeah, that’s right there right. So the whole point of this article for me was just kind of like figure out how to put this inside a little shield, because I’ve been doing that. Quite a lot recently and my next premiere is going to be actually doing the exact same thing, there’s going to quickly fix a little things here. I shouldn’t be worrying about this very much, but I was just bobbling the hell out of me now.
I should bother me more alright, whatever mostly like that please just a DD OCD. What is it called anyway? That’s, okay! Alright! No! It’s not! Alright! That’s fine! So, basically, what I would do is to make a shield here. Is I’m going to just quickly unhide that make a nice new layer right here? Well, you can either do. Is you can use Google? You can Google, like you, know shield, icons or something like that or shield pngs.
You can find some really cool-looking shields, usually like the most simplest one you’ll probably see is, if I just quickly take out ruler, so I can just get like a little middle reference here. So pretend this is the middle of our stuff right here, but it’s just like this like this will do like this. This, no that’s weird! Let’s just do a simple like down / kind of thing right if I just connect the middle here, let’s just make sure it’s on the line, so someone the middle right, that’s on the line, and now that is on the line as well.
So now I’m going to do yours, it’s going to make it a color just like so I’m going to get rid of this little guard grid line guidelines. Use me I’m going to go ahead. Reflect it vertically connect these two things right here, I’m going to simply click on both of these little shapes here by holding shift and then bring up the Pathfinder which is located right over here, and it’s going to bring up this table for you guys right here.
So the first one is combine or slash unite your shapes. If I click this it’ll make this one single shape now so now I can do now is, if you want to, you, can then turn off the fill here, turn on the stroke and then put on a line stroke here. If you guys, don’t have your stroke options, of course, windows, stroke and you’ll find yourself located right here this table. If you guys going to have all these options, you can just do right.
Click on the top right and then show your options align stroke and put that on the inside. Here, I’m just going to make this big now, so I’m going to make this somewhere like a pretty good thickness I’ll, say right about. There is pretty good, I think so you can do is that this is one stroke right now right. If I try to change the color of the fill, it’s not actually a shape. So if I were to like cut things out, if I just sit like this really quickly, let’s just make this actual thing.
A fill right. First I’ll highlight this and try to cut this out like so. It’s not actually shapes it’s going to cut out like an actual stroke line. So going to do is about really quickly is delete that I’m going to click on this, I’m going to go to object, expand appearance just like so now it’s actually a shape, so you can see down here. It’s no longer a stroke and you see that the actual fill path is I’m actually on its going to do now.
I’m going to take my little mascot face here, I’m just going to shrink this down. I’m going to bring this on the inside of here. Just like so now, if I really want to, I can kind of like go back and make this a little more longer down there whatnot. But what are say for the sake of the tutorial, I’m going to keep it like right around here and I’ll say right about there is pretty good. So what I can do now is going to click on both of these two images here and then use my shape builder tool.
Again, click right here, click right there I’ll say: that’s pretty! Okay. Number, of course, fill this back layer. If that same exact color right there – and I think that looks pretty badass, so what I did right there isn’t this on this sheep right here either you can just simply just pentool around it and then use the same fill color. So you guys just see it’s the same, fill of color or what I did was this.
I know all these lines are closed here. If you just highlight both of these things here or shift-click on both of them press your shift, m key and then without holding your Alt key, if you just hold the no no key at all and it’s just regular shape builder tool, it’s going to immediately just Click once you click as an add a shape in there, for you guys, right away and then what I can do, make a new layer below everything, alright, just going to go ahead and just click on out.
Let’s turn this off for a second: let’s click on the outside brandon I can, I can click on any of the inside, so I’m going to make sure I follow the line. Work, which is a great thing about line work is a blessing, is when you actually do. Colors you only have to do is just make sure you don’t click on the inside, so this is pretty easy. All right, I’m going to make sure I use some sort of really cool like like a oranjee kind of color, something like that have an orange in there without – and this is a really weird color here – I don’t want this like.
I want a nice little kind of like a blue like a blueish black. That looks a lot better in my opinion, let’s make this orange little more easier to deal with. So I’m like that’s, that’s not that bad ass looks like a snow leopard right now. I want to stop right there pretty much, because this is time tutorial, which is basically kind of figuring out how to actually put a mascot sort of inside a cool little shield.
Now, of course, if you guys want to learn how to do like more coloring stuff, I’ll have a simple part for you, guys that works just as easy. That’s only like two months, older or like two to three months old, but it works just the same exact way. I don’t change anything very much of my mascot tutorials, but what I wanted to do is, of course, kind of like refresh your memories, and if I didn’t do that, then I’ll show you guys how I do this little cool little shield trick right here.
If you have just used a little ahead, which kind of helps you guys out, if you guys don’t want it’s just a simple little floating head, which I think is like kind of lame at some points, but so if as it just has to work, but this Time it looks pretty cool like this, so you can have a whole bunch of different shields and just make it look like this really cool little part right here or just kind of like the shield is coming in or the CZ the head is just coming in Which is pretty badass, so I’m going to say I’m a going to just add the tutorial here, for my sake, um.
Hopefully you guys, like I said I refresh them your memories when it comes to like how to create your own mascot tutorial or season your mascot design. At least you guys some more ideas on how to act, restore your sketching process, just all that stuff now I know my voice was like just like ridiculous, and you probably please out the article already, but I did not want to lose my streak of uploading and I also didn’t want my voice to be the only reason.
I know my body aches and whatnot, but I just wanted to make sure I get some kind of article out for you guys, because you guys wait an entire week every single week to come back and then show that love. So, of course, I want to show my love and just showing that I can suffer through a article. You know an hour and a half two hours, three hours recording and trying to get the best takes as possible, and that’s just how it’s going to go.
I also wanted to kind of do a little highlight right here for just a circle if I use a circle – and I put like some kind of like highlight right in here – something like this – I’m quickly just show you guys really quick right. If I do a little circle and then click right there and let’s make sure that we don’t click any of the in science, here’s makes that white. So on this circle, let’s just make this a little bit more lighter and get like a little cool.
Little highlight or make a darker see that looks pretty cool. I mean it can look pretty cool either way. You do it. Hopefully, ever I’ll probably return back to this tutorial here when I do more stuff like this, but I’ve already going further next time. But until then that’s what you guys later, it’s Soh q out do not forget to keep smiling stay positive and stay freakin, productive guys later I’m going to go to bed it’s only like 8:30.
Okay I’ll see you guys peace out later love you kisses! Thank you for bearing with me
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